Archive for May 9th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (05/09)

Saturday, May 9th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 09 : 01 day till Mother’s Day

Did you know that on Mother’s Day, the President of the United States issues an annual proclamation* reaffirming the national significance of mothers to the American people?

In 2004, for example, then President Bush declared that, “Mothers who protect, teach, and nurture their children with all their hearts strengthen their families and help build a better future for our country.”

Read President Obama’s 2009 Mother’s Day Presidential Proclamation.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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(May 09) Today we're celebrating . . .  Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger
The time of year is here again when millions of Americans combine forces for Stamp Out Hunger – the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive!

On Saturday May 09th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans, including an estimated 13 million children, who face hunger every day.

Since 1993, families have donated more than a half-billion pounds of food to Stamp Out Hunger. You can help make this year our most successful ever.

Simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice next to your mailbox this Saturday, May 09th.Your letter carrier will pick up the bags and deliver them to your local food bank.

To learn more, visit

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